A Charming English Country House Summer Wedding.
We first met the lovely Jennifer & Timothy in their beautiful home in London. Jennifer is American and Timothy is English which made us even more excited to start planning their Anglo-American wedding and to create the perfect blend of both their countries amazing cultures!
When we went to visit North Cadbury Court together with Jennifer & Timothy, we all fell in love with it’s eclectic charm. The stunning family owned house was full of character and history and was the perfect setting for the couples’ 125 guests travelling from all over the world including America and Singapore (where Jennifer used to live and work before moving to London and meeting Timothy). Jennifer and Timothy wanted the four day long wedding weekend to be a holiday for all of their guests.
Being from a design and marketing background, Jennifer has a very keen eye for style and details. We helped her to create a wedding that was elegant yet natural and relaxed. The colour palette was feminine and simple incorporating soft pink, blue (Timothy’s favourite colour), white and green tones to create a soft, chic and timeless look.
Nancy and I were absolutely delighted when Jennifer & Timothy chose Nicole Colwell from our shortlist of recommended photographers. We love working with Nicole and couldn’t think of anyone more suited to capture the wedding. We also loved the fact that she is also American - drawing on the wedding’s Anglo-American love story.
“Katie and Nancy were a dream to work with. Their client-focused approach meant that they were extremely tuned in to our needs and our personalities, anticipating many of our concerns and our desires and always taking our opinion to heart and listening to our feedback”
Jennifer & Timothy Woodall
The flowers created by Aesme Flowers were undone and beautifully organic with touches of pale pink amongst the white flowers. They included wild English flowers inspired by the countryside, creating an architectural, romantic and aromatic atmosphere. The staircase and fireplace floral designs were created by the bride Jennifer’s friend Cissy from Wild Stems.
The ceremony was held at the beautiful and historic St. Michael’s Church which is set within the stately grounds of North Cadbury Court. A large floral border installation framed the aisle where the ceremony was conducted by the Groom Timothy’s close friend Craig. A string quartet played stunning music as Jennifer walked up the aisle with her father. Jennifer wore a elegant yet simple gown by Delphine Manivet which sourced from The Mews Bridal in London. Her natural and feminine hair and make-up was created by Lips & Locks.
After the ceremony the guests were directed to the back of the house where drinks and delicious canapés were served on the terrace in the sunshine. The wedding breakfast was held in the Ballroom with long trestle tables styled using fragrant foliage and whispy gestural flowers with trailing vines in ornate gold vessels, beautiful stone linen table runners and napkins, modern gold cutlery and candlesticks paired with tall tapered candles.
Following on from the speeches Jennifer and Timothy celebrated with their first dance as husband and wife to the tune of “Do You Love Me’ by the Contours. The evening festivities then preceded with dancing and cocktails including Timothy’s favourite Marmalade Gin Cocktail (he has shall we say a slight obsession with Marmalade)!
Spending time with Jennifer and Timothy made us feel like we were in the presence of true love - they really are such a beautiful couple both inside and out and we will miss helping them to plan and style their special wedding.
- Photography by Nicole Colwell Photography -
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